Audio Visual & Video Systems
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Public Sector AV Installations
At NAV we deliver professional, cost effective AV and Video system installations for to the public sector. Our AV solutions can still deliver a high end user experience even when subjected to budget restrictions. With over 50 years’ experience in AV installations, we’ve worked with a range of different Public Sector clients on a multitude of different projects, including; sensitive Government & MoD sites. Our client base includes Local Councils, Police & Prison Services, the NHS and the Fire Service.
Following an initial site survey to determine your requirements, we’ll produce a detailed quotation recommending equipment that will suit both your requirements and budget. Upon acceptance, our trained Installation Engineers will carefully integrate the audio visual equipment into your premises and provide a demonstration of the systems operation before handing over the controls. Whilst we always aim to integrate user friendly systems, occasional users can sometimes struggle with unfamiliar technology. To minimise this problem, we can provide additional on-site user training and bespoke instructional guides for hassle-free operation.
Meeting Rooms – Meeting rooms can be used by a wide variety of people, for many different reasons and therefore need to be reliable and easy to use. We have over 50 years experience in designing and installing audio visual equipment into meeting rooms across the UK.
Typical meeting room installations are as follows;
- Small Meeting Room - A wall or trolley mounted display (with sizing from 32” to 55”) using the built in speakers for audio, with a wall mounted input plate for laptop connectivity.
- Medium Sized Meeting Room - A wall or trolley mounted display (with sizing from 55” to 65”), with wall or ceiling mounted speakers for improved audio clarity and tabletop laptop connectivity using a cable cubby for power, data and AV cabling.
- Large Meeting Room - A wall mounted display (sizing from 65” to 98”) or pull down screen and projector, with larger wall and ceiling mounted speakers for excellent sound and room coverage. Users can connect to the display/projector using desk mounted input plates and/or using wireless connectivity, where multiple users can connect at once, using their laptops, phones or tablets. Wireless lapel and handheld microphones provide voice reinforcement for presentations if required. A room manager is installed outside the room to manage room availability from Reception.
- Partitioned Meeting Rooms - Two partitionable rooms, with each room featuring wall mounted displays, speakers and microphones. When the rooms are partitioned into two small rooms, each system operates independently of the other. When the meeting rooms are unpartitioned into one large room, the av control system automatically links all the AV to create one large meeting space with the facility for full presentations.
We also offer Service & Maintenance support contracts tailored to your specific requirements, ensuring your equipment is well maintained and reduces the chance of room downtime should anything go wrong. See below for further information on our ‘Service & Maintenance Support’ contracts
Whilst we can easily integrate AV into an existing room, there are many meeting room furniture products available, which feature AV technology integrated directly into the desks. Please see the ‘AV Furniture’ tab below for further information.
Example Meeting Room installations include;
- Huddle Spaces
- Training Rooms
- Collaboration Rooms
- Conference Rooms
- Break Out Areas
- Partitioned Meeting Rooms
- Confidential Discussion Rooms
- Video Conferencing
Projectors & Screens – Despite the cost reduction in large, wall-mounted displays, projectors and screens still provide the most cost effective way of achieving large images (over 55 inches) for meetings and presentations. As one of the UK’s most experienced integrators, we’ve installed projection systems all over the UK, in meetings rooms, boardrooms and seminar & lecture spaces and provide on-going servicing & maintenance to support our client’s investment.
Every installation requires careful consideration to ensure that your requirements are met and you’re happy with our proposal. One of our experienced AV System Integrators will visit your premises to establish the best solution to meet your needs and produce a detailed proposal for consideration.
- Manual Pull Down Projection Screens
- Electric Projection Screens
- Fixed Frame Projection Screens & Projectors
- Portable Projectors & Screens
- Full-HD and 4K/UHD, Laser and LED Projectors
Digital Signage – Digital signage systems are a highly effective method of delivering targeted information to both staff and the general public. It’s the fastest growing advertising and communication tool and has changed the way we communicate messages to colleagues, visitors and customers. Digital signage gives the option to animate posters or message screens, show live TV, display health & safety information or simply welcome visitors to your reception area with promotional content about your organisation. The content can be fully scheduled or overridden for emergency messages and even scheduled to display promotional advertising to generate additional revenue for your organisation. The possibilities are endless.
We offer a full range of digital signage systems to fit all budgets, from a single screen in a reception area to networked multi-site solutions. Digital signage allows you to display consistent messaging throughout your organisation. Large screen displays are instantly updateable with just a few clicks of a mouse locally or remotely off-site if required.
Our digital signage solutions consist of a base unit and content management software with easily editable templates, allowing you to create a scheduled program of custom messaging and information. All the display panels NAV supply are commercial grade, offering improved brightness, contrast and colour, along with built-in eco timers to reduce operating costs. Unlike domestic TV’s commercial displays are covered by a warranty for use in commercial environments.
- Hospitals, Surgeries, Healthcentre’s – e.g. delivering information to patients on flu epidemics, weather warnings, etc
- Live TV, Weather & Social Media Feeds
- Promotional Advertising
- Directional building signage
- Interactive touch screen directional signage
Our manufacturer relationships include;
- JM Lecterns
We can also supply completely bespoke furniture to almost any size, material, colour and specification. Please contact us for more detail.
AV Furniture – The Public Sector is quickly embracing the idea of creating a ‘collaborative working environment’, where employees meet to collaborate on current projects, sharing information and ideas in an efficient and engaging way. Integrating AV technology directly into furniture creates a seamless collaborative experience, maximising workplace efficiency and greatly enhancing employee collaboration.
All the required cabling (including the AV, power and data cabling) can be incorporated directly into the furniture design, creating a neat & tidy workspace, along with desktop PC’s and wireless connectivity for Bring Your Own Device scenarios. Nearly all of the furniture options feature the option to install ‘button panel controllers’, allowing users to turn the system on and off, control the volume and switch between different AV inputs with ease. As all of the equipment is integrated into the desk, you’ll also eliminate trip hazards due to ‘trailing cables’, which better adhere to ever more stringent Health & Safety requirements.
The applications for this technology are wide and varied, including training for student nurses & doctors using electronic manikins, risk assessment & strategic planning for the Fire Service, and for the Police force to help understand how best to approach a dangerous situation.
We are specialists in designing & installing bespoke simulation & training suites, having commissioned a wide range of simulation suites across the UK. Our experienced technical team will guide you through the many options available, recommending equipment that is suited to delivering an excellent experience for the end-user, whilst being mindful of budgetary restrictions.
Simulation Suites we have installed include;
- Incident Response Training Suite for the Fire Service - alongside XVR software developers - http://www.xvrsim.com/en/XVR_Platform/
- Hospital training suites utilising advanced simulation manikins & dummies - https://www.laerdal.com/gb/
- Police Emergency Training Simulators
- Driving & Cycling Simulators
Service & Maintenance Support - Just like a car, an AV installation should be regularly serviced and maintained to ensure it operates efficiently & effectively, extending its working life long into the future. We offer a range of Service & Maintenance Support contracts that can be tailored to your exact requirements, from an annual service visit, right through to a comprehensive support package designed to fully protect your investment. Our experienced service engineers will call to arrange an appropriate visit schedule and perform the required service / maintenance at the agreed intervals. Once complete, we’ll send you an engineers report on the work we’ve carried out, noting the findings and highlighting any potential areas of concern.
Our support contracts can be arranged to commence immediately following an installation for any period of time and to cover almost any item of AV equipment. If the room is ‘mission critical’ to the operations of the department, we can store duplicate equipment dedicated to your installation, so that room downtime is considerably reduced.
We can also support existing AV Installations that we did not originally install. We’ll perform an initial site survey to determine the nature of the equipment to support and provide a detailed quote with our suggested service routine. Contact us for further information and to find out how we can help.
Post Installation Training & Support - Although we aim to make all of our installations as easy to use as possible, the integration of new technology can occasionally leave users feeling less than confident before operating. We can provide a comprehensive level of post-installation support, including on-site training & familiarisation sessions and providing ongoing service, maintenance & telephone support through our dedicated Maintenance Contracts.
Where required, we can also create easy to follow, step-by-step instructional guides to ease users into the initial setup and operation of the system. Basic steps take the user from initial power on, through to operating the system and also feature common troubleshooting tips, so should a user run into difficulty, they can quickly resolve basic issues without needing to ask for assistance.
Working safely in the public sector
The Health & Safety of our installers, your colleagues and the general public during installation is our priority. Our installation team hold industry approved H&S accreditations including: CHAS, Safe Contractor, SSTS, PASMA, IPAF, ECS, Asbestos Training and Police NPPV Level 3 clearance. Our ongoing commitment to safe working practice means our team will always work safely and legally whilst on your site. We have public liability insurance for our AV installation and AV system repair work.
Should you require us to remove and dispose of any existing AV equipment or waste ICT electronic equipment, it is collected and disposed of in line with current Waste Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations.